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In the 1980s, when the Internet did not yet exist and even less so the social media, which appeared twenty years later, an idea was successfully put to the test in Switzerland to simultaneously link up, through a collective conference telephone, various points of the Focolare communities across five continents. This event was straightaway referred to as Collegamento CH (the country code for Switzerland). Chiara Lubich nurtured in her heart a desire for unity, for communion; she strived towards the goal of being one family in the world. Once she discovered the possibility of having a global linkup which would facilitate communion throughout the world, eliminating distances and giving rise to an interactive dialogue, she felt pushed to keep this regular appointment with her family spread across the world, firstly by telephone and, in more recent times, via a video-conference.